Two months after the extended-range BrahMos missile was examined from a naval ship, the missile was air-launched from a Su-30 MKI plane on Thursday.
In a press release, Air Force mentioned the missile hit its meant goal.
BrahMos is an indigenously manufactured supersonic cruise missile, collectively developed with Russia. The vary of BrahMos was earlier round 290 km, which, with the brand new model, has reached round 350 km.
The Air Force mentioned that it “successfully fired the Extended Range Version of BrahMos Air-Launched missile from Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft”, and that the “launch from the aircraft was as planned and the missile achieved a direct hit on the designated target in Bay of Bengal region.”
This is the primary time that the extended-range model of BrahMos missile was fired from Su-30 MKI plane. “With this, IAF has achieved the capability to carry out precision strikes from Su-30MKI aircraft against a land/ sea target over very long ranges,” the assertion talked about. “The extended range capability of the missile coupled with the high performance of the Su-30MKI aircraft gives IAF a strategic reach and allows it to dominate future battlefields.”
The air launch comes simply over two months after the extended-range missile was fired from the Navy’s stealth destroyer, INS Chennai, on March 5.
The Navy had mentioned in a press release then that the missile had hit its meant goal “with pinpoint accuracy after traversing an extended range trajectory and performing complex manoeuvres” and that it established the Navy’s means “to strike even deeper and influence land operations further away from sea, when and where required.”